The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate professional and efficient music production and music mixing techniques. This is not meant to be a definitive answer to the endless approaches that can be used in music production and mixing. Instead, it is intended to aid learning in a profession where there are no black and white answers since choices in music production and mixing are highly dependent upon the engineer's preferences. While it is true that music is an art and in the end not... favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: audio production, mixing, music, pro tools, recording arts
This study is one of five thematic dissertations, which focus on investigating the leadership practices of principals leading successful schools serving ELA learners. Schools selected for participation in this study had (a) an open enrollment policy, (b) at least 40% of total enrollment consisting of ELL students, (c) a total School Performance Framework (SPF) rating greater than 49% for elementary schools, and great than 45% for middle schools and high schools, (d) at least 50% of the students... Topics: English Language Learners, Leadership, Leadership Practices, Student Achievement, ducational...
This thesis explores the primary reasons for homelessness among a group ofthirteen single homeless men in Denver, Colorado. The participants' stories were in response to a query concerning how they became homeless. There were multiple reasons for being homeless among these single homeless men in Denver. However the primary reasons among this group of people were economic conditions and high cost of living, alcohol and drug problems (substance abuse), and family issues.The study was aimed to... Topics: homelessness, auraria library, university of colorado denver, thesis
Student perceptions of competency in Hospitality management, (HM) andthe level of engagement in the college experience were compared between two programs to verify engagement as a construct consisting of three domains;classroom, campus, and off-campus. Administrator and student descriptions of engagement in the college experience described the pedagogy, activities, and experiences that were unique between a four-year public and private college. A multi-case study design was employed to... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, educational leadership,...
Youth master planning represents a new planning specialization that began inthe late 1980s to improve the lives of children and youth. Youth master planning is aligned with the normative frameworks of advocacy planning and participatory planning in that adults are encouraged to advocate for the needs of children and youthand meaningfully engage them in community decision-making. As an outcome of this process, youth master plan documents provide a general guide for becoming a better place for... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, urban planning, dissertation, phd
This study identified social and cultural factors that influence smokingbehavior of rural/urban youth, age 15-17, who attend high school inDursunbey, a small town in Turkey's Aegean region. The methodsconsisted of a cross-sectional, school-based survey of all 10th graders(N=211) in 5 high schools in Dursunbey, augmented by qualitative semistructured interviews with 42 10th grade students, 0 students from othergrades, 14 adult educators, and 4 other adults. Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, health. behavioral sciences,...
A critical piece of the Smart Grid infrastructure is the communications network for data gathering, control and supervision capabilities that extend to the customer demarcation point. Over several decades, the electric utilities built a robust communications networks connecting electric grid subsystems except for the “last mile” connecting to the end user premise. A primary goal of Smart Grid (SG) is to expand the communications network throughout the Distribution Network (DN) thus enabling... Topics: electrical engineering, mathematics, smart grid
Too many of our nation's youth have failed to complete high school. Determining why so many of our nation's students fail to graduate is a complex, multi-faceted problem and beyond the scope of any one study. The study presented herein utilized a thirteen-step mixed methods model developed by Leech and Onwuegbuzie (2007) to demonstrate within a large urban Rocky Mountain school district, the existence of a significant relationship between high school algebra performance and high school... Topics: self-efficacy, education, social learning theory, algebra, mathematics
Circa 1991, this is a promotional rap video produced by the Community College of Denver. The artist is identified as QG Posse. Topics: rap, hip hop, community college of denver, community colleges, commercials, educational videos
The purpose of this study was bifold: (1) to develop an instrument thatidentifies teachers' and students' perceptions of instruction and learning strategies, and (2) to implement the instrument and analyze the relationships between perceptions of problem-centered instruction, self-directed learning, and critical thinking in college composition classrooms. To accomplish this, a Cognitive-Composition Model was created and an Instruction Inventory was designed, validated, and administered. The... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, education, leadership,...
Chronic illnesses account for 70% of deaths in the United States alone. The cost associated with these illnesses was $1.3 trillion in the U.S. as of 2003, with an estimated future cost of $4.2 trillion in 2023. Additionally, chronic pain affects roughly 50 million people in the U.S. and costs over $70 billion annually in healthcare costs and lost productivity. A need exists to identify more effective forms of chronic illness management; instead of focusing on the treatment of a diagnosis... Topics: acceptance, anxiety sensitivity, chronic illness, perceived disability, clinical psychology
Indigenous Environmental Knowledge defined as, a cumulative body of knowledge and beliefs, handed down through generations by cultural transmission, about the relationship of living beings (human and non-human animals and plants) with one another and with their physical environment, has a great potential to inform western science in the area of climate change. This thesis presents work that bas been conducted in the arctic and sub-arctic with Indigenous Knowledge. Work conducted in Saint... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, anthropology, social science, thesis, yukon river,...
s a business composition professor or one of their students, you are most likely already engaged in intensive web and weblog writing lessons. I hope to add to what you're learning because the job market demands creative content providers who understand how to build and maintain an online community. Using rhetorical theory, composition philosophy, practical analysis and personal experience, I'll incorporate into this thesis an easier way to utilize the blog, and therefore a way to maximize... Topics: blogging, business writing, composition, corporate communication, digital marketing
England in the seventeenth century was in the midst of turmoil: political, religious, and scientific. Civil war and regicide, puritan dissension, and a fundamental shift in the perception of nature all challenged the presumption of unity encoded in the notion of the harmony of the spheres. The very foundation of order and authority was at stake; but because the presumption of unity had prevented the development of a language of diversity, the historian has few sources for the transparent... Topics: britain, history of science, music treatises, natural philosophy, scientific revolution,...
The susceptibility to cocaine addiction varies as a function of idiosyncratic and environmental factors, differentially predisposing individuals to this disorder as a product of the combination of these variables. In particular, early life adversity has been identified as playing a key role in the development of substance abuse, and exposure to chronic stress during early critical periods may sensitise individuals to the reinforcing properties of psychostimulants. Furthermore, environmental... Topics: Early Life Adversity, Microdialysis, Social Reward, Stress, Dopamine
HASH values are the result of a cryptographic HASH function that can be used for security or file authentication. Due to the rise of file exchange on the internet this value has become even more important when working with digital evidence. In recent years freeware programs have become available online for both commercial and personal use to check for this value. However, there has not yet been a set way to verify these programs and to check that the results they are giving is in fact accurate.... Topics: freeware, HASH values, matlab, testing, validation
Interval graphs and their variations have been studied extensively for the last 50 years from both a theoretical standpoint and due to their importance in applications. In this thesis we will explore several variations of interval graphs and unit interval graphs including interval digraphs, interval bigraphs and probe interval graphs. Interval graphs were mathematically introduced by Hajos . The origin of interval graphs may also be regarded as an application to the research of Benzer in... Topics: mathematics, digraphs
-byDepartment of History, University of Colorado Denver
2005 issue of Historical Studies JournalFrom journal's website:The University of Colorado Denver History Department supports and produces the Historical Studies Journal each year to provide students with opportunities to participate in publishing and editing professional history papers as part of our individual and collective paths toward becoming historians. Writing papers for submission, walking through the editing process as an author, and editing papers produced by others allows students... Topics: periodicals, colorado, history
This thesis explores the various factors that contribute to the high rates of sexual assault American Indian and Alaska Native women experience. Those factors include historical violence and racism; colonialism; and other geographic, economic, jurisdictional, legislative, and social issues. This thesis also explores what has been proposed and what has been done to address the violence, and what could further be done to prevent the violence. Topics: alaska native, american indian, rape, sexual assault, women
Within philosophy we fmd at least two major paradigms with which it is possible to conceptualize the nature of reality: what I call the dualistic paradigm, and the integrated paradigm. Aspects of these worldviews are evidenced in the way we "deal" with adversaries, both on a psychological level and in our actions in the world. I argue that not only do these paradigms exist in philosophy and in the-actions of individuals, but they can be discerned in the events of history as well. I... Topics: dualism, university of colorado denver, auraria library, history, philosophy, politics, thesis
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States school system is growing rapidly. Much of the responsibility for teaching ELLs lies with regular classroom teachers. However, little training is being provided to help them. From a sociocultural perspective and drawing on constructive-developmental theories of adult learning and development, this study explores the potential for transformative learning in a one semester online English as a Second Language for Educators course.... Topics: adult education, online learning, transformational learning, didactics, English language
-byCenter for Colorado and the West, Auraria Library
Native American warrior, Doug Goodfeather, speaks the meaning and history of the Native American warrior culture. "[The warriors] were the protectors of the people [who] laid down their lives down so that the people could go on to live and prosper [and] always be kept safe." Topics: american indians, native americans, warriors, soldiers eagle and staff, powwow
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the Unites States have increaseddisproportionately impacting women and minorities (CDC, 2008b). HumanImmunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a continuing public health concern forwomen who currently comprise almost one quarter of all new HIV/AIDSdiagnoses (Prejan et al., 2011). Women are primarily infected with HIVthrough heterosexual sex, a behavior that usually occurs within the socialcontext of a dyad. This study drew on the Theory of Gender and Power,which... Topics: aids, hiv, public health, university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation
in this article the author explores how the systems department at the Auraria Library (which serves more than thirty thousand primarily commuting students at the University of Colorado-Denver, the Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver) diagnosed and analyzed slow response time when querying proprietary databases. Issues examined include vendor issues, proxy issues, library network hardware, and bandwidth and network traffic. Reprinted by permission of the... Topics: library science, information networks, academic libraries, information storage and retrieval,... Source: Information Technology and Libraries 27 no4 29-32 D 2008
The need to produce concrete mixtures with recycled materials is becoming more important than ever before. Not only does using recycled materials in concrete mixtures create landfill avoidance, but it decreases the depletion of virgin raw materials. The basis for this research was to investigate the effects of using recycled materials, in varying amounts, on the fresh and hardened concrete properties. This research includes the design of concrete mixtures composed of varying amounts of recycled... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, civil engineering, concrete, building construction,...
A brief documentary about the Asco art collective, a former East Los Angeles Chicano artists' collective active between 1972 and 1987.Date of recording is unknown.VHShttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asco_(art_collective) Topics: chicano, latino, hispanic american, los angeles, public art, art, street art
This study's objective is considering two main innovative criteria inevaluating alternatives of different road designs. It focuses on regret theoryand its utility in evaluating between different alternative designs anddevelops new criteria in the assessment of a traffic safety performanceindicator.Decisions between different road construction alternative designs are basedon multi-criteria factors. This research develops a systematic methodologyin considering regret based on a weighted system of... Topics: traffic engineering, highways, university of colorado denver, auraria library, dissertation, phd
This thesis argues that programs designed for those who are incarcerated that incorporate a variety of educational, artistic, networking, and skill-building features produce meaningful change by developing participants' self-esteem, self-expression, and communication skills. I evaluate three types of programs--traditional education, art education, and what I call "holistic" programs--to determine their intentions, methods, contributions, and deficits. Based on an analysis of the best... Topics: Education, Holistic healing, Prison, Social justice, Communication
Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) are the main seed dispersers for whitebark pine and primarily responsible for whitebark pine regeneration through their seed caching behavior. On-going losses of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, from white pine blister rust (caused by the exotic fungus Cronartium ribicola), historical losses of whitebark pine to mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae), as well as successional replacement of whitebark... Topics: blister rust, clark's nutcracker, glacier national park, waterton lakes national park, whitebark...
Scientific computing relies on state of the art algorithms in software libraries and packages. Achieving high performance in today's computing landscape is a challenging task as modern computer architectures in High-Performance Computing (HPC) are increasingly incorporating multicore processors and special purpose hardware, such as graphics processing units (GPUs). The emergence of this heterogeneous environment necessitates the development of algorithms and software packages that can fully... Topics: eigenvalue, krylov, multicore, nonsymmetric, schur
This thesis examines a network of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) operating in a suburban community in Uganda, and it explores the relationship between interorganizational partnerships and institutional sustainability. Most of the subject NGOs are members of a formal, locally developed network, called the Nansana Civil Society Network. Through examining both the formal and informal network, we can begin to understand how service delivery occurs through local initiatives and how the shift... Topics: Uganda, Africa, Public Affairs
This thesis explores the relatively new genre of digital storytelling guidebooks and its effects on how facilitators and digital story creators approach the digital writing process. Through a genre theory lens, this project identifies the genre features of digital storytelling guidebooks - the inclusion of the history of digital storytelling; a consistent definition of digital story and discussion of how to structure digital stories; and the use of an informal writing style (as opposed to a... Topics: composition, digital rhetoric, digital storytelling, genre theory
Environmental toxicants and their effects on both wildlife and human populations have become more concerning as worldwide human populations grow, water sources become scarce, and anthropogenic waste becomes more prevalent. Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are designed to conserve water by removing nutrients and pathogens from wastewater and release effluent water back into local streams. Unfortunately, many wastewater compounds are not completely removed from the effluent and are... Topics: environmental toxicants, fathead minnow, Biology, effluent exposure, PCNA
This thesis addresses the problem of blind adaptive equalization of finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) channels (their characteristics are unknown) in the fractionally sampling scenario. An adaptive equalizer is used at the receiver to compensate the time dispersion induced by noisy communication channels and eliminate the effect of Inter-Symbol-Interference (ISI). In other words, the overall our system model, which is a cascade connection of the channel and... Topics: finite impulse response, infinite impulse response, engineering, electrical
This project presents the properties of a class of Limited Sensing Random Access algorithms. The operations and properties of the algorithms are presented in detail and compared with the ALOHA protocol. In particular, the performance of the algorithms in the presence of the limit Poisson user model is investigated and compared with that of the ALOHA protocol. In addition, performance evaluation of these algorithms and comparison with the ALOHA protocol are also performed in environments where... Topics: Limited sensing, Electrical Engineering, binary split algorithm, two cell stack, three cell stack
This thesis proposes switching strategies for AC chopper converters which can implement the multiple steps switching technique and convert the AC energy to AC, directly. The switching process in this technique depends on the current direction in the load. The main advantage of the technique is that the load will not be disconnected during switching events. Also, the semi-soft switching topology overcomes the switching problems in the AC chopper converters, without increasing the conduction... Topics: ac converters, chopper, dead-time, hard switching, semi-soft switching, snubber circuits
Very Low Frequency (VLF 3-30 kHz) receivers are used to monitor the amplitude and phase of signals from powerful naval VLF communication transmitters. Since the VLF transmitter signals propagate in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide, they provide a method for remotely sensing ionospheric density changes. The effect of powerful natural oceanic lighting discharges on the ionosphere are investigated using VLF remote sensing and the Global Lighting Detection Network (GLD360). Ionospheric disturbances... Topics: engineering, ionosphere, vlf, global lightning detection network, lightning
On a daily basis, consensus theory attracts more and more researches from different areas of interest, to apply its techniques to solve technical problems in a way that is faster, more reliable, and even more precise than ever before. A power system network is one of those fields that consensus theory employs extensively. The use of the consensus algorithm to solve the Economic Dispatch and Load Restoration Problems is a good example. Instead of a conventional central controller, some... Topics: consensu alhorithm, economic dispatch problem, load restoration problems, smart grid, electrical...
The reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has increasedattention to student achievement. Specifically, the challenging demographics inColorado make attention to Colorado's Latino American students a critical issue. Colorado's population of Latino American students is now the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority group in the state. Although it is necessary to hold educators accountable for students who are not achieving, it is inappropriate to make judgments simply from... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, education, chicano studies
Women have not achieved equality in regards to political representation within theUS. This exclusion weakens the quality of the political debate and destabilizes the legitimacy of our democracy. However, inroads have been made in building a more representative democracy at both the state and federal level in the US. This study extends the literature regarding gender and representation, exploring the association between descriptive representation, legislative factors, civil society contexts and... Topics: auraria library, university of colorado denver, public affairs, phd, dissertation
In this study, the consumer behavior of women who were defined ashousewives was examined on the basis of their consumption needs and attitudes toward consumer goods. The data necessary for testing the hypotheses on consumer behavior were gathered from three different neighborhoods which revealed different cultural, demographic, and sociological characteristics. All together three hundred women were chosen from the three areas In Izmir, Turkey, in a sample. The core of the analyses were based on... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, master of arts, sociology, turkey, thesis
The purpose of this thesis portfolio project is to broaden the population of surround sound listeners and producers by presenting an eight-song album of multi-channel audio in the form of Pro Tools session files, so that people who own a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and an audio interface with more than two outputs are encouraged to set up their own three, four, or five-channel surround sound environment with equipment they already have at home. This is both an experiment in audio advocacy,... Topics: daw, audio engineering, thesis, digital audio workstation
Most social movement literature examines movements' abilities to enact socialchange under favorable political opportunity structures. This paper instead analyzes how a social movement. the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) movement, has responded to the negative political opportunity structures of the George W. Bush era. I utilize a political process/social movement framework to examine the political opportunity structures and movement action strategies of this enduring, dynamic... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, master of arts, political science, reproductive...
Due to the increasing spread of HIV and AIDS among the gay community within the US, it is important to identify key factors that predict risky sexual behavior among this subset of the population. The current study sought to examine how body image dissatisfaction (BID) among men who have sex with men (MSM) could predict engagement in the highest sexual risk behavior, unprotected receptive anal sex, mediated by the use of various substances. Adult MSM attending the 2009 Denver Pride Fest... Topics: university of colorado denver, clinical psychology, auraria library, master of arts, college of...
Various types of Fault Current Limiters (FCLs) have been proposed and proven that they offer many advantages with respect to transmission losses, voltage quality, and power system stability. However, those including the Solid-State Fault Current Limiters (SSFCL), the most advanced type of FCL, have been mainly focusing on the FCL system itself such as optimization of components, improving the efficiency and reducing the cost. Conventional ways such as splitting buses, replacing the switchgear,... Topic: Electrical engineering
A data-gathering project using elements of Participatory Action Research was conducted at the Auraria Library, which serves the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Community College of Denver. The project was administered in order to shape a plan to develop a Learning Commons environment at the library. The researcher thought that the needs on a campus with many non-traditional, commuter students might differ from the needs of a more traditional... Topics: auraria library, information commons, library use studies, libraries and students, library... Source: College & Research Libraries; May2012, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p217-231, 15p